Yep, still hitchhiking. I think I'm almost half-way finished. :) I thought about working on my tea leaves this week, but I can't find it. Argh. Anyway, a few of you commented on the gorgeous green I'm using for this project; it's Tosh Merino Light in Jade by MadelineTosh, and I love it!
I've excited to announce that my Cascades Cabled Beanie pattern is officially finished and available on Ravelry! Here it is in lemongrass heather, modeled by the adorable AnnaLynn along with a matching pair of mitts. :)
And there are instructions for knitting a man-size version, too! Many thanks to my awesome hubby for modeling for me. :) This one is in onyx heather, a blueish gray that is really nice.
Reading? Still reading my QuickBooks guide (yawn...), trying to finish the Jane Austen that's been on my nightstand forever, and trying to decide on which project to do first from Mollie Makes Christmas. But this week I've been reading anything I can find about canning tomatoes. Funny how the start of school coincides with the time when just about everything in my garden is ready to harvest: Tomatoes, corn, green beans, carrots, cukes, onions, basil and a variety of other herbs. While we do lots of canning and freezing every year, I've never canned tomatoes. We've picked some already, but we're experiencing a heat wave here this week, so most of the rest of them are ready -- tomorrow's the big day! Lord willing, I'll have some pics to share and a shelf filled with canned tomato sauce! And the kids? They'll be helping. We call it productive arts. :)
So how's your yarn garden blooming? Please share in the comments and join me at Ginny's. :)
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Yarns used for Cascades Cabled Beanie:
Lemongrass Heather is by KnitPicks: Swish Worsted 100% Superwash Merino Wool, approx. 105 yds.
Onyx Heather is also by KnitPicks: Wool of the Andes (worsted) 100% Peruvian Highland Wool, approx. 105 yds.